Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Editor at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She reports on changes in the NHS - the reforms and the politics - whether it is in hospitals or in the community or, indeed in Westminster.
She closely follows the care system and how it impacts on the elderly and those with disabilities as well as investigating issues, including mental health, HIV/Aids and TB, and child health.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
In South Africa, cases of the new omicron variant of Covid-19 are continuing to surge, as the world waits to see how seriously it should take this new development.
There were high hopes that the long-awaited social care white paper would deliver ambitious plans for how billions of pounds would be spent over the next decade.
As more cases of the Omicron variant are identified, the government is adamant the vaccine booster programme will “buy the time” needed to assess it.
The UN has said that early evidence shows the global risk from the Omicron variant is “very high”.
A booster campaign “on steroids”. That’s the government’s first line of defence against the Omicron variant as more cases are confirmed in the UK.
If Covid fears have ramped up again in this country, in some parts of the world the older variants are still wreaking havoc.
Channel 4 News can reveal that a NHS worker was stabbed by a patient in a south London hospital’s emergency department this week.
More than a million people in the UK are thought to have long Covid, their symptoms ranging from fatigue to breathlessness to joint pain, to name just a few.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has condemned the violent clashes across the country over lockdown restrictions, describing the rioters as “idiots”.
A new report by an all-party parliamentary group has found “serious failings” in the treatment of people with sickle cell disease.
Anyone over the age of 40 will now be able to get a third dose of the Covid vaccine. It’s after the Health Security Agency said that having the booster cuts the risk of infection by more than 90%.
More than five million people in England were waiting for NHS treatment to begin in September, that’s the highest number since records began in 2007.
All frontline NHS staff and social care workers in England will be required to have Covid vaccines by next April to keep their jobs, as the health secretary said it was crucial to “avoid preventable harm”.
Dry AMD or macular degeneration is a common and incurable eye disorder affecting tens of thousands of people over 50.
A new consortium of drug policy, civil society and community organisations has developed a data index which ranks countries according to how well they’re dealing with the problem